- To accurately inform visitors about the faith, culture and lifestyle of the Amish, Mennonite and Hutterite peoples.
- To extend a warm welcome and hospitality to guests among us.
- To interpret the heritage of our people to both tourists and our own faith community.
- To invite visitors to meet the Christ of our culture, His uniqueness and claim upon our lives and customs.
The center was established in 1981 as the Mennonite Information Center. In 1989 the current facility was built on County Road 77 to adequately present the Behalt Cyclorama and provide the adequate support space for the Bookstore and Gift Shop. In 2002, the center officially adopted the present name to more accurately reflect our community and mission.
Now in operation for more than 28 years, the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center annually receives visitors from all 50 states, most Canadian provinces, and from about 60 countries – from Australia to Zimbabwe.